Hospice Care

Now Offering Hospice Care…Wherever a Patient Calls Home

Heritage OnCare Home Health now provides at-home Hospice Care services to people facing end-of-life illnesses.

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In collaboration with a patient’s own physician and Hospice Medical Director, we focus on quality of life. Our goal: keeping our patients as comfortable and as pain-free as possible while providing expert medical care, pain and symptom management, and emotional and spiritual support. Put simply, we offer stability, compassion and comfort to patients and their families when and where it’s needed most.

What Is Hospice Care?

Hospice Care is a special health care option for patients and families who are faced with a terminal illness. Hospice controls the pain and symptoms associated with the illness and focuses on the patient’s comfort and quality of life. It offers a compassionate option to exhaustive treatments, incorporating the wishes of patients and their loved ones in all end-of-life decisions.

Our Hospice Care services are provided wherever the patient lives, whether it’s in their private residence, nursing home or an assisted living community. If at any time the patient’s condition improves or they decide to pursue aggressive treatment, the patient can be discharged from Hospice Care.

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The Heritage OnCare Hospice Team.

We believe the key to providing quality, compassionate Hospice Care is to create a comprehensive plan that involves a multidisciplinary team of caregivers – and at HEritage OnCare, that is exactly what we’ve assembled. Care is managed by a patient’s personal physician. Our hospice team includes:

  • Nurses to monitor pain, manage symptoms and guide caregivers in providing care for the patient
  • Social workers to help the patient and family cope with the stresses of the
    terminal illness and connect them with available community resources
  • Trained volunteers to assist with a variety of patient and family support activities
  • Spiritual care coordinators to provide emotional support and counseling
  • Hospice aides to provide personalized patient care and companionship

Every person on the Heritage OnCare Hospice Team shares a common goal: to positively affect the lives of every person we touch.

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The Heritage OnCare Hospice Team.

We believe the key to providing quality, compassionate Hospice Care is to create a comprehensive plan that involves a multidisciplinary team of caregivers – and at HEritage OnCare, that is exactly what we’ve assembled. Care is managed by a patient’s personal physician. Our hospice team includes:

  • Nurses to monitor pain, manage symptoms and guide caregivers in providing care for the patient
  • Social workers to help the patient and family cope with the stresses of the
    terminal illness and connect them with available community resources
  • Trained volunteers to assist with a variety of patient and family support activities
  • Spiritual care coordinators to provide emotional support and counseling
  • Hospice aides to provide personalized patient care and companionship

Every person on the Heritage OnCare Hospice Team shares a common goal: to positively affect the lives of every person we touch.

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Home Health Nurse assisting elderly patient with disease process management
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Why Hospice Care?

  • Eases pain and helps to manage emotional stress for patients and caregivers while allowing families to experience a patient’s end-of-life together
  • Focuses on the whole person (physically, emotionally and spiritually), not the disease
  • Ensures pain and symptom management wherever a patient calls home
  • Provides guidance and support to patients, families and caregivers
  • Enhances the quality of remaining life
  • Care is covered by Medicare
Home Health Nurse assisting elderly patient with disease process management
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Why Hospice Care?

  • Eases pain and helps to manage emotional stress for patients and caregivers while allowing families to experience a patient’s end-of-life together
  • Focuses on the whole person (physically, emotionally and spiritually), not the disease
  • Ensures pain and symptom management wherever a patient calls home
  • Provides guidance and support to patients, families and caregivers
  • Enhances the quality of remaining life
  • Care is covered by Medicare
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Our Hospice Service Area Locations

We provide Hospice Care services in the following Nebraska counties: Douglas, Dodge, Cass, Sarpy, Saunders and Washington.

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Complementary, Holistic
and Bereavement Services

Complementary services are available to further assist with symptom management and psychosocial well-being. Examples of services may include music therapy, healing touch, pet therapy and massage therapy. Services are provided as appropriate and in conjunction with the patient’s plan of care.

Bereavement services are available for loved ones prior to a patient passing and for at least 13 months afterward.

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Our Hospice Service Area Locations

We provide Hospice Care services in the following Nebraska counties: Douglas, Dodge, Cass, Sarpy, Saunders and Washington.

A women holding hands with someone.
A women holding hands with someone.

Complementary, Holistic
and Bereavement Services

Complementary services are available to further assist with symptom management and psychosocial well-being. Examples of services may include music therapy, healing touch, pet therapy and massage therapy. Services are provided as appropriate and in conjunction with the patient’s plan of care.

Bereavement services are available for loved ones prior to a patient passing and for at least 13 months afterward.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Hospice?
Hospice is a kind of care, not a place. Hospice Care is provided wherever you live. It is specialized care for people whose life expectancy is six months or less. People nearing the end of their lives often have many changes happening in a short period of time. There may be changes in medications, sleep habits, fatigue, diet and family roles – to name just a few. Hospice Care addresses these changes as they occur, to make the quality of life the best it can be.

Is Hospice Care Just for People with Cancer?
Hospice Care is for anyone. In fact, most people in hospice don’t have cancer. They may have emphysema, Alzheimer’s disease, heart failure, kidney disease, COPD, Parkinson’s or any other disease that reaches a point when treatment can no longer cure or control it.

How Can I Manage To Care for My Loved One at Home?
Our team provides care during visits and teaches you what you need to know to provide care at home. We can also provide resources if additional help is needed.

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